April Stamp of the Month - O-fish-ally Awesome

Are you ready for the cutest stamp EVER???   In this month's blog hop we are featuring this exclusive stamp - O-fish-ally Awesome!  And it really is!  This stamp set includes 37 under the sea images.... fishes, seaweed, coral, treasure and more!  SO MUCH FUN!   SO.... if you swam over here from Brenda Lapp's blog you are on the right wave.  This hop is a big circle.  Just look for the next blog link at the bottom of my post.  If you are just getting started on the hop, when you get back to me you will know you have completed the circle!  If you get lost along the way like Nemo, you can find the entire school of hoppers HERE.

This was so much fun!  At first I started with a piece of Carolina Blue cardstock for my water background and something about it just wasn't right.  Then I remembered a fun water color technique using water color paint and saran wrap!  So I grabbed some watercolor paper, watercolor paints, a paint brush and plastic wrap.  After adding a wash of 3 colors of blue, I stretched the plastic wrap across the cardstock and let it sit for a bit.  When it was dry I was able to add stamping and finish my card.

For the sand, I started the first layer (in the back) with Almond cardstock, tearing the edge.  Next I layered with a piece of the light side of Toffee, and the top layer is the dark side of Toffee tearing the top edges of each.    I stamped the sea weed onto the card right on top of my watercolor paint and colored with my Tri-blend markers.  Everything else I stamped and colored on white daisy cardstock and then fussy cut.  (yes - I fussy cut all those tiny pieces.)

Check out the fish bubbles.  I stamped the bubble images and then added liquid glass to each one.  Once they were dry, I colored the bubble with a blue Tri-blend marker. 

White Daisy Cards & Envelopes - X254
Watercolor Paper - Z4243
Toffee Cardstock - X5950
Almond Cardstock - X5949
White Daisy Cardstock - 1385
Watercolor Paints - Z3132
Intense Black Ink - Z4189
Various Tri-Blend Markers
Liquid Glass - Z679

REMEMBER!!  This stamp is available ONLY during the month of April!
Get it for just $5 with a $50 purchase!

I hope you like my card!  I had so much fun creating it!  I can't WAIT to see what everyone else has created!  Let's head over to Haley Dyer's blog now!


  1. Very cute cardamom! Love the water background!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the watercolor (new to me) technique you created and your sand foreground is fabulous! I love your air bubbles too.

  3. I haven't done that technique in years, it looks great and I love this card. Liquid glass on the air bubbles in this set is like a MUST do. LOL.

  4. Beautiful card, I like the paper tearing.

  5. Love the background and the paper tearing - so cute :)

  6. I love that background you created! Thank you for joining us this month for the SOTM Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you create next!

    💙☕ Miss. Carrie

  7. I love the background with the watercolour paints and torn paper. Great detail, thanks for sharing the tip about colouring the liquid glass to create the bubbles.

  8. I've never seen the watercolor and saran wrap technique. Totally have to try that because it looks amazing on your card!

  9. Awesome! Love the technique background!

  10. Love the background!! I will totally need to try this. Beautiful card!

  11. What a fabulous background! Great card!

  12. I have never heard of that background technique and I am excited about trying it now. Love everything about your card. You knocked it out of the park!

  13. I have been meaning to try the cling wrap technique- thanks for reminding me! Your card turned out great.

  14. Totally love this and your technique! I can't wait to try it!

  15. Very cute! Can't wait to try it. Loved the water color background. Actually I loved it all. Thanks for sharing.


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